The Conversation Salon at Sonoma Aperitif

How long has it been since you had a really great talk about big ideas with intellectually curious friends and friends-to-be who enjoy the art of conversation? Come to our next conversation salon on Friday, May 26, 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. at Sonoma Aperitif in Penngrove. The structure of the evening goes like this: drinks and dinner from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. lecture by scholar and activist Dielo Vasquez (see lecture description below); 8 p.m. Q&A morphing into general conversation with dessert. $20 per person includes aperitif, dinner, dessert, and party. Wine available for purchase. Big ideas, great conversation, delicious food and wine—menu description to come.

LECTURE TOPIC: Protest, Spectacle, and Violence: The Limits of Liberalism in the Age of Trump. Meet scholar and activist Dielo Vasquez who will discuss the historical role of violence and non-violence in a "democracy," the challenges that facism and Trumpism present for questions of free speech, and the limits of liberalism. 

RSVP here or at

The response to our first Downton Abbey Party and Screening was so overwhelming that we've decided to do it again, this time as a Tea and Aperitif party on Sunday afternoon, December 27, 3-6 pm at Sonoma Aperitif Winery, 111 Goodwin Avenue, in Penngrove. As a part of the event, we'll be watching Episode 1 of the upcoming season. Space is limited so RSVP to or call/text 707-322-8696.

Downton Abbey Party for KRCB at Sonoma Aperitif

Can’t wait for the next season of Downton Abbey? Come to KRCB’s Downton Abbey Party and watch the first episode of the upcoming season on the big screen! There'll be champagne, old jazz, and more. Costumes are fun, but that's your call. The Party is FREE. Champagne, wine, and aperitifs available for purchase, part of the proceeds will go to support KRCB, our local PBS & NPR station. Space is limited so RSVP quickly. 

WHEN: Friday, December 18 from 7 pm-10 pm
WHERE: Sonoma Aperitif, 111 Goodwin Avenue, Penngrove
RSVP: or call or text 707-322-8696

Petaluma Visitors' Bureau

A big group of volunteers from the Petaluma Visitor's Bureau came by this afternoon.  It would have been far sexier if I'd remembered to take a photo of this fun and friendly group, but that would have required a far greater level of organization and in-the-moment thinking than I currently possess. In the meantime here's a nice a photo of the visitor's beautiful period revival building near downtown Petaluma